Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2018 5:50 am


Date Joined: November 3, 2010
Last Online: April 19, 2018
Birthday: March 31
Country: United States
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About Me

**PLEASE READ: Since mid-January I have been "living" at my mom's house in order to care for her. I do go home on weekends when the situation allows me too. I get my mail and catch up on Rating all of you wonderful Swappers. It does take me a little while to get everything rated. Please have patience. I send out all my Swaps from where I am ... so have no fear of that. To all of those that continue to pry for us ... thank you!!!

Just a little Pet Peeve I guess ... but my name is LoriAnn (not Lori)... I will answer to Lori, but I much prefer my real name:>

I am a 48 years old ... YUCK really? I will be 49 in March. Most days I do not feel this old, but where are all these silver hairs coming from? I am a SAHM, to Hannah Michelle (age 10). Hannah is a wonderful, Special Needs child who has multiple challenges, but never lets it define her. I have basically been a "Hoosier" all my life ... born and raised. I call Indianapolis home, but I am a "wanna be beach girl". DREAM BIG ... right?!

Wanna know more??? I love Pen Pals (hint ... hint)!

I welcome International Pen Pals!!!!

Favorite Crafts

I love to try new types of crafts. Got something you love to do? Share it with me and maybe some supplies to get started!

I love trying different types of Media to paint. I am by far no artist. I like to Alter things!

I LOVE to make things out of left over materials. Not junkie left overs, but things you would use, but maybe just not want anymore.

I have always enjoyed Scrap Booking and Card Making. I absolutely love to make Envelopes!!! I also like enjoy doing any type of Altered Art, Journals (all types including Circle and Junk).

Since joining SB I have gotten into ROLOS and ATC's!!! I am now wanting to try FLIP BOOKS and POCKET LETTERS.

I am learning to sew and so is Hannah so we love fabric! I will gladly take useable scraps!

I also enjoy cooking and baking … I have won several RECIPE CONTESTS!!! I just got a Instant Pot and love getting new recipes that others have tried. I want to learn how to can this learn. I love good bread recipes too!

In the Spring and Summer I love to work in my backyard.

Favorite Books

I LOVE to read. I will read anything that looks or sounds interesting!

I don't really limit myself to one genre. I like to read Modern Romance, Chick-Lit, Paranormal Romance, Suspense, and Mystery. I will read some Sci-Fi and Horror as long as it is not pure "slasher" type. I am not a big fan of Historical Romance, but if you find one that is a "must" read, I will give it a try. I would like to read more of the Classics this year, that I have not read. Got a good one that you love ... suggest it please!

I can't say I have a "favorite author". I like James Patterson, Ted Dekker, Harlan Coban, Elin Hilderbrand, Lynsay Sands and so many others!

If you are a reader, I would love to hear what you like to read and some of your favorite authors. I love suggestions.

For 2012, I have challenged myself on GOOD READS and challenged myself to read through the alphabet (reading a different author for ever letter of the alphabet.) I have started a READING JOURNAL. If you are interested in a Private Swap and doing a Reading Journal together ... please message me.

"I have a love/hate relationship with e-readers. I love them because I can carry them with me. I hate them because I miss the smell and feel of a book in my hands."

Favorite Music

I am a child of music ... my parents loved music and I have fond memories of dancing around the house with them and being exposed to music early on. I use to think my Dad was Bowzer (Sha Na Na) because of a picture of him in his younger days in a white dinner jacket and greased back hair.

I love music from the 70's up till now! I like a lot of the older one hit wonders. Think oldies ... Afternoon Delight, Pina Coloda, I'd really Love To See You Tonight. 80's and current one hit wonders are good too. I listen to almost anything, but Rap and Gospel (there's nothing wrong with it ... just not me).

If I had to pick one genre ... I guess it would be country. Old and new.

I am a big fan of Rod Stewart's Song Book make overs! Can you sexy?! Phil Collin's make overs of old songs are great too as well as his music ... the man is awesome!

The Phantom of the Opera is a really big mood music and full of memories for me.

Hawaii artists that redo American songs are GREAT! Try listening to Kolea who sings "Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold" (originally y by Dan Seals. Listen to the words and how he sings them. Try Ka'au Crater Boys and Ten Feet Under (especially Islands In the Stream).

If anyone wants to burn me cd's ... as a trade, RAOK, etc. let me know!!! I will be happy to do the same for you!

Favorite Television

I watch a variety of tv shows. I guess I should write them all down so I can share them with you.


Colors: I'm not a color snob … I like all colors. I am not a big pink person, but I don't dislike it.


The only known allergy I have is PICKLES and TUNA ... don't see that being sent (I hope). I don't like CHERRIES, but if something cherry is sent I have two in the house that will eat.

I don't drink coffee very much anymore. Then I do it is only a Keurig Pod. I love tea and my daughter loves hot chocolate. The only tea I really don't like is Green Tea.

I would really like to try some chocolates and various candies from other countries!!! YUMMY!!! I love all types of chocolate ... white, regular, dark. Some of my favorites are KIT KATS and REESE'S ... I hear our International buddies have some really different flavors!

I also like GUM and SUCKERS!!! And Hannah will "fight me for suckers so if you find something unique for her, your sure to get a HEART!


Post Cards: We collect them to add to our "Where in the World" post card wall. If you are sending them in with another swap could you please write something interesting on the back. If it is part of a swap we prefer them naked unless the swap says otherwise.

GAME PIECES: SCRABBLE TILES, DOMINOES (any size), GAME BOARDS (can be cut down … I use them for misc crafts)

Greeting Cards, Note Cards, Stationary ... I have really hard time finding stationary ... would love some that you find. Home cards and envelopes are awesome!!!

TAPE … any kind … left overs welcomed!!!

PENS, MARKERS, WRITING UTENSILS … I love pens. It is very dangerous to let me go into a office supply place.

JOURNALS ... blank or decorated

SCRAP BOOK PAPER ... scraps ... left overs are great.

ATC ... supplies!





STICKERS ... no FREE stickers unless they are just extras for Hannah.

LETTER STICKERS ... a mix bag of left overs is great.

CHIPBOARD ... anything



FABRIC ... I am learning to sew and I'm addicted. I would love some fabric... any kind (not boyish) ... any type ... any size.


Things for Hannah

Anything that I can make or may have in my stash that can make you have a HAPPY MAIL DAY!!!

If you want to extras for Hannah are always appreciated. Her favorite color is blue. She loves paper and stickers. Post cards and things about where you live. She also like most little girls loves the "blind packages" of My Little Ponies, LOL Dolls, Shopkins, etc. She loves all kinds of animals. Her favorites ... turtles, horses and elephants.


If you ever want to send me something to add to my collection and remind me of you:

*Nutcrackers ... all kinds ... all seasons (yes they really do have Halloween and Thanksgiving ones. I would love to see a Easter Bunny one!)

*Witches ... I love Halloween and I decided I need lots of witches. All kinds ... all sizes ... even ornaments or ones that hang!

*Snowmen ... any type. I don't like snow or cold, but these little guys, gals, kids are so cute!

*Seasonal Items ... My daughter has a little "Christmas" tree in her room that we decorate every month. Surprise her with something she can hang on her tree! In addition to seasonal things ... she decorates it with school themed items, butterflies, summer items and birthday items.

*Marbles ... not the solid colored ones.

*Buttons ... all types ... all sorts... decorative or plain!

*Antique Kitchen Items ... this one is a little different. I love old time kitchen gadgets.

*I am starting a collage of how people say "HI" (or native language), WRITE MY NAME and SIGN THEIR NAME. Sure to get a HEART if you had something like this for my collection!!!

*Used Stamps ... I love having a collection of USED postage stamps!

*POST CARDS ... I want post cards from anywhere, any type!!! Handmade, store bought or altered are welcomed!!! I do not mind if they are sent naked, written on or blank!!! ***If you want a post card from me ... MESSAGE me!!!***

International Senders

I love post cards, pamphlets, information! We home school so anything you can think of that would be interesting ... please send! It will always get you a HEART!

Foreign currency, grocery ads, newspaper clippings, menus, etc!!!


Fritosmom rated for Simply Send Me A PCD #1 USA on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Illinois PC. Spring has sprung here in GA finally:-)
matt319 rated for Postcard craze senders choice #1 on Apr 19, 2018
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #22 on Apr 19, 2018
matt319 rated for "3 Postcards to 3 persons" on Apr 19, 2018
MeghanMac rated for P&M Gripe Postcard Swap on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: sorry the weather is sucking. Its actually pretty cool for our area this year. We're still dropping into the 40s at night.
Jessyca81 rated for STATES: Indiana pc on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
myancey rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 58!!! on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Whippet rated for P&M make a choice postcard 9 on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you LoriAnn for the cartoon PC you sent to me. Those two Trailer livin' ladies distracted, that cat in the trailer has already licked the cream on the table. Hope your Spring comes soon.
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #107 (USA) on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! <3
Funkyrunt rated for A Letter a Day 2018 #34 on Apr 18, 2018
widelo123 rated for P&M Monthly Postcard Swap (April) on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: LoriAnn, thank you for the postcard. The weather here are been extremely cold for us. We are usually going to the beach. The grass still isn't green. Sme of our bushes got winter kill, I don't know if they will survive. Shirley
manme rated for Vintage style ATC on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Your ATC is nice!
Comment: One more for the states collection, thanks! :) I mostly do postcard swaps, too, although I don't have a full wall. Mostly I rotate them into smaller displays and sub-collections... I like to sort and re-sort them for stress relief. :P
Chelle rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Apr 2018) on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard! You asked if I am new to Swap-bot! I am not, I've also been swapping since 2010, but I did take a break in the last few years. :)
Comment: Thank you. I am an IU--Bloomington graduate.
Kraftylady777 rated for I LOVE happy mail!!!! on Apr 17, 2018
supersquirrel rated for Let’s trade ATCs!! on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the ATCs!
amabear62 rated for C-------ATC (USA) on Apr 17, 2018
tigerlilly0709 rated for SMSUSA: Spring Questionnaire on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: What a nice long letter! I enjoyed reading about your spring. And loved the colorful paper!

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ScrapHappyGabi on Apr 16, 2018:


StwbyQT on Apr 11, 2018:

Hey, LoriAnn! <3

Quick Turnaround PC #2 US

Just a note that you're going to be receiving a SECOND postie from me for this swap. I posted it and then realized right after that I had already fulfilled the swap. Whoops! Enjoy the additional card from yours truly! :D

MsBellaDonna on Apr 2, 2018:

Hi LoriAnn - Just wanted to thank you for choosing me as a "random" postcard partner (Postcard Roulette January). Love the Lincoln Family Cabin pc! Many thanks!

HappyMom on Mar 31, 2018:

hbd Hi LoriAnn - I'm your partner for the Age 40-plus pen pal letter, and I just sat down to write the letter and see that today is your birthday....so, I want to wish you a Happy Birthday, and let you know the swap is going out tomorrow! Happy Birthday!

ttbishop on Mar 31, 2018:
myancey on Mar 27, 2018:

Happy birthday loriann

cynaemon on Mar 23, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile Message #22

We have invited the humans to our House Party this weekend. We hope to get more information from them. And I have volunteered to go with them. I have many misgivings about this.

The human says she is enjoying the rain. She likes to walk in it.

Matts on Mar 23, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #22

Hello LoriAnn,

I'm From Arkansas by way of NJ!! HAHAHA! I saw two very interesting things on your profile!! 1. you love penpals! (+) and you want to try flipbooks (++)

I TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY ENJOY FLIPBOOKS!! its kinda my thing!! would you like to start with me? Right now for one of my penpals she sent me a Paper Bag Mini Almum/Flipbook it was amazing and i am sending one back. Let me toot my own horn for a minute but toot toot!! It came out GREAT!! I used Oooh Laa laa paper from Michaels! It was amazing it just needs details and stuffing!! PM me if you think penpalling is something you are interested in!!


yvonne401 on Mar 22, 2018:

Welcome to Email friends! It's great to have you here!



Chelle on Mar 22, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #22

Sending you a hello and little happy quote for today!

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